Tree planting helps ‘foster respect for nature’

Rory Horne and Frazer Smith planting the first trees
Rory Horne and Frazer Smith planting the first trees

YOUNG and old have helped to plant new trees at Rory’s Wild Woods in Steyning.

The Woodland Trust provided specimens for the community tree planting day, organised by Wild Foxes Forest School.

The school’s leader, known as Tinks, said the day had been a great success.

The school is a social enterprise, not-for-profit company based at Rory’s Wild Woods, in Annington Road, Steyning.

Tinks said: “Rory’s Wild Woods is growing for the children to enjoy in years to come.

“Wild Foxes Forest School is so greatful to the site owners for allowing us to extend and foster the children’s growing love and respect for nature, something that will feel needs to be nurtured in this growning world of tablets, smart phones and computer games.

“The children climbed trees, used power tools and saws, cooked lunch on the fire and went home tired and dirty, but most of all happy.”

The children made name discs to place on the trees, to give them a sense of ownership and a desire to help maintain the young trees in year to come.